Marion County voters will be able to cast their vote at any polling place in the county starting next year as Indianapolis becomes what is known as a “vote center” county.
This month, in his second try, J.D. Ford toppled state Sen. Mike Delph, the controversial, conservative Republican who had represented the 29th District since 2005.
Host Mason King talks with IBJ reporters Lindsey Erdody and Hayleigh Colombo as well as Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Politics in Fort Wayne, about what the 2018 elections mean for the mayoral races in 2019 and governor’s race in 2020.
Republicans won 66 of the chamber’s 100 seats on Tuesday, one short of the two-thirds majority that has rendered Democrats totally without power. But the results of one race remain unknown.
Dozens of state and local races are on the ballot as are proposals to amend the Indiana Constitution to restrict state spending and to let IPS spend more. But thousands of voters have already cast ballots.
From Indiana’s intense U.S. Senate race to the surge in female candidates to school referendums, the state has been propelled by major political currents this election season.
It’s a big jump from the end of August, when only 13 outside super PACs had spent money in Indiana to try to influence the nationally watched race.
But talk of a “blue wave” of support for Democratic candidates across the country this year has spread hope to even some of the reddest parts of Indiana.
The Indiana candidates are not alone: Republican incumbents in 92 U.S. House districts raised less than their Democratic challengers from July 1-Sept. 30, according to an analysis from Politico. That’s compared to only five Democratic House incumbents being out-raised.
Former Vice President Joe Biden headlined an event for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Hammond on Friday night, while current Vice President Mike Pence supported Republican challenger Mike Braun in Indianapolis.
Debate season kicked off this week for the U.S. Senate candidates, but candidates for other federal offices this year are shying away from publicly sparring with their opponents.
Liane Groth Hulka, 39, thought she needed to do more to help Democrats and so she spearheaded the launch of Hoosier Women Forward, a program designed to help Democratic women become better and stronger leaders in community and professional settings.
As a Democratic U.S. senator in a state Trump won by about 20 points in 2016, Donnelly has to court all voters if he wants to win re-election against Republican Mike Braun.
During the primary election season in the spring, Indiana saw a significant increase in the number of women running for state and federal offices, and the general election will see the same trend.
Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton agreed to two debates, which both will be held within a month of the Nov. 6 general election.
IBJ reporter Hayleigh Colombo talks to the mayor about whether he’ll seek a second term and why he says the job is the hardest he’s ever had.
Hogsett said he knows he must decide soon whether to run for re-election in the 2019 municipal elections, where the mayor and all 25 City-County Council seats are up for a vote.
Marion County voters will have at least six locations to choose from if they want to cast early votes in this fall’s general election, according to consent decree signed this week by a federal judge.